Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Impossible Dream (1959)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Washed-up actor Oliver Mathews (Franchot Tone) would rather dally with a pretty wardrobe girl than spend time with his adoring spinsterish secretary, Miss Hall (Carmen Mathews). But there's a more pressing problem in Oliver's life: namely, a middle-aged woman named Grace Dolan (Mary Astor), who has been blackmailing him for years. Confronting Grace, Oliver tells her that he can no longer afford to pay her, but she refuses to let him off the hook. In time-honored Alfred Hitchcock Presents fashion, the story culminates in a murder, a cover-up, and a deliciously ironic coda.